Consider a scenario when a workstation would be left for a couple of minutes and a person-in-charge would have to go somewhere like a coffee break or the comfort room. Open working spaces are bound to have some person who may find himself by the cubicle and be tempted to see what is behind the screen of the workstation.
For some reason or another, pranksters may want to play jokes or get access to sensitive information. While these approaches may not necessarily be done on purpose to get the person in trouble, it cannot be denied that security of a workstation which is usually set at a certain time limit of inactivity like 10 to 15 minutes is a good way to safeguard work and data.
Some would regard it as annoying but the overall security and avoiding being tampered with is something that is really minor but may be at times crucial. A person can never know the people who may be roaming around and what they may be up to. Also, it would be best not to forget the administrator password, because if so, then the workstation may not be unlocked even by the user!
[tags]workstation, windows, server, passwords[/tags]